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Welcome to our Link Recommender (LinkR) research Facebook Application. LinkR looks at the impact of active social recommendation on the links shared by Facebook users.


Thesis, Paper, Slides


Security and protection of your data is of high concern to us. Please enable secure browsing on Facebook to use LinkR: Account -> Account Settings -> Security -> Secure Browsing -> Enable

Install LinkR: ANU LinkR Facebook App

Uninstall LinkR: Facebook's Apps You Use

The LinkR Profile Page provides information about the project, news updates, and interaction with other app users. Please invite your friends to use LinkR and "Like" LinkR! For research!

Your daily task if you want to participate:

  • visit the LinkR app page (
  • click on the links to view their content (optional)
  • rate each recommendation
  • provide comments for each recommendation (optional).
You can choose to have the recommendations posted automatically to your wall by checking the "Recommend to Wall" checkbox, and choose whether LinkR posts are publicly viewable by checking the "Public Post" checkbox (unchecked means the LinkR wall posts are only visible to you). You can clear all wall posts made by LinkR by clicking the "Clear All Wall Links" link.


Please be aware that you have given your consent for us to collect, store, and use your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service when you have authorised (or installed) LinkR through Facebook.

Contact us

If you have concerns, or questions about the research project, ethics, usage of data, and so on, please review our documents in the left navigation. If your concerns or questions were not addressed, or you would like to provide comments or highlight problems, please contact the researchers at our contacts page.

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